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VC Analyst @ Red Sea Ventures in New York City, NY

Red Sea Ventures is a leading NY-based, seed stage venture firm investing in tech-enabled consumer and consumerized B2B startups.  Our portfolio of category-defining companies includes Allbirds, Convoy, Nest, and Sweetgreen. We are looking to partner with mission driven founders intent on leaving a positive mark on the world while building venture scale businesses that can transform the economy and the lives of their teams and customers.  We are an entrepreneurial firm that values friendliness, humility, camaraderie, collaboration, determination, independence, and hustle with a commitment to performance. While we enjoy sharing our experience with new team members, we are driven by a desire to learn from each other and our founders even more. We are building RSV as a platform for community; bringing together our visionary founders, LPs, and relationships at large to support the companies we are fortunate to partner with.

The Role

We are hiring an analyst/associate to work alongside our 2 partners. You will be an integral part of the team and be exposed to and involved in all aspects of the fund. In your role, you can expect to:

  • Review pitches, meet with companies, conduct research and evaluate products

  • Conduct due diligence (e.g. market analysis, competitive mapping, and financials)

  • Source new deals for evaluation

  • Perform market research and identify areas of opportunity 

  • Have a strong voice during partnership meetings as we discuss new and existing deals

  • Manage our CRM and deal pipeline internally

  • Develop relationships with RSV portfolio companies, founders of future RSV portfolio companies, service providers, and the NY tech ecosystem

  • Attend board meetings and provide ongoing portfolio company support

  • Help plan and execute RSV community events

We are looking to fill this role for a minimum of 2 years to participate in this next phase of building a top-tier venture firm.  Previous team members have gone on to join venture-backed startups, attended top-tier business schools, or joined other leading venture capital firms.

Requirements

  • Demonstrate strong interest in the digital consumer and B2B consumerized software space with the ability to identify and evaluate opportunities in the space

  • 2 years of experience in investment banking, consulting, corporate strategy, venture capital/growth investing

  • Additional 2 years of experience at a startup (consumer or consumerized b2b startup preferred

  • Familiarity with standard venture terms, and ability to manage deal execution and document review

  • High attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strength in financial modeling and presentation

Below are some of the qualities we are looking for:

  • Happy, Hungry and Humble: Your friends, family and colleagues would describe you as gregarious, eager to experience the world, optimistic, pleasant to be around, flexible, helpful/always looking to assist those around you, determined to succeed but not at the cost of doing the right thing or treating people well

  • Dynamic and Full of Hustle: You always think like an “owner”. You spring to action and are not afraid to get your hands dirty. When facing obstacles, you find ways around them to get results for your team.

  • Intellectually Curious and Critical Thinker: You love learning new things and going deep on new topics / disciplines. You frequently question the status quo. You exhibit a relentless willingness to pursue the truth.

  • Passion for Creativity, Technology and Startups: You likely started coming up with business ideas in high school and may have founded a company early in your career. When you hear about new technology companies, you are filled with enthusiasm for what could be. Many of the people you surround yourself with are people who work in tech, research, innovation, or are creatives.

  • Independent and Self Starter:  While you’ve worked well in teams and thrive on a collective mission, you understand that to move fast you often have to move alone. You don’t need frequent positive reinforcement but you appreciate feedback and transparency as a means to self-improvement. This is also demonstrated by  your strong opinions that are well informed and have a strong ability defending those opinions.

  • Community Builder: You thrive in group settings and always want to contribute to the community. You’ve likely built a community in the past (at school, via volunteering for a charity or some other social setting).

  • Multitasker and Able to Prioritize: You are able to juggle multiple projects at once and have a system for completing your tasks/projects while able to constantly re-prioritize according to evolving needs. 

How to Apply

1. If all of the above excites you, please fill in the RSV questionnaire at the following link.

2. Once completed, we will review your questionnaire and follow up shortly after with next steps.

The overall process will include in person interviews with both partners at the firm. Our goal is to fill the role by January 2020.

 

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Written by sandeepashah

December 3, 2019 at 6:45 am

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